My advent candle is ready to be lit this evening when DH and I are sitting comfortably and will continue to light our way through the advent season each evening now we are in December.
Blessings will be given for our day and to everyone for a healthy and stress free time as we all try to achieve the deadlines we have set for ourselves with giving out goodies and meeting with friends to give our Best Wishes to each other for the festive season. It's also a short time each day as the light flickers and the wax melts down to the next number to remember those who are no longer with us and the real meaning of Christmastime.
This year, December 1st also means it's time to rip open the envelope that arrived last week - i was very good and waited till today - to see what my exchange partner had stitched for me in the ornament exchange at Needlecraft Haven.
IT'S A BEAUTY .... thank you so much secret santa (details of who sent to whom will be revealed at a later date, this one is a secret exchange). A lovely little robin kit you sent and I will enjoy those choccie treats too. Your ornament will look so lovely on my tree and accompany many more that I have received in previous years from wonderful stitching friends. I love this exchange and look forward to it every year.
As it's a secret exchange I am not able to share what I stitched just yet. You'll all have to pretend you have the envelope sitting with you and you are waiting for the reveal date to see what's inside.
At least with this being a cyber parcel temptation is avoidable, you wont be able to sniff, prod, squeeze and shake it. You will have to be patient. When the reveal list is posted on the forum, I will share what I made.
The last Sunday of the month is reveal for the challenge that Christine sets us and November 29th was the day. A free online chart that you can stitch with any threads and finish any way you choose.
Novembers choice was from Shepherds Bush A happy snowman with sheep, I know a few ladies who this will appeal to.
Christmas gift making has been happening and of course I am not able share that with you.
I can share some knitting that I am doing for DH in spare moments. Linda was kind enough to send me some sock wool that she wasn't going to use and here's the first sock finished using it. Thank you Linda, it really does knit up lovely, these will keep his tootsies nice and cosy during the winter months. Just got it's mate to knit now to make up the pair.
Wishing you a lovely advent, have you got a candle or do you prefer a daily chocolate treat as we wend our way towards Christmastime.
Blessings to you all, and your loved ones too.